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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 3, 2019 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woodstock 50th-yawn

Trying to replicate the vibe of the original will be impossible in today's world. Trying to replicate the quality of music will also be virtually impossible. Even the "Woodstock OGs" don't have the same tastes and world view they held then. To relive Woodstock, put on your buffalo hide sandals, tie dyes, bell bottoms, braided leather headbands, partake of your recreational pharmaceuticals of choice, put the soundtrack on the turntable, TURN IT UP, close your eyes, lay back on your Mexican blanket and ENJOY!

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 4, 2019 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woodstock 50th-yawn

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I had the entire performance from a brother LOVE-22.
There was so much music on those cassettes it was mind boggling.
I am pretty sure much of it was studio versions of songs played live that weekend but i was absolutely blown away.
The Dead set was not their best work but they didn't exactly get a prime time slot.
I don't know how the Rainbow Family is making out nowadays but that was the closest I ever felt to being part of the true vibe of the 1960's.
Also didn't mean to get so down on the town of Woodstock. Just was frustrated by my experience at the time (1989) in that region. The actual concert site was back in the country at BETHEL. Exact location Max Yazger's Farm

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 4, 2019 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Woodstock 50th-yawn

The reason it was in Bethel was because Woodstock pulled the permit. Mr. Yasgur was overwhelmed by the crowd, but very gracious and accepting. Although I expect his attitude changed some in the aftermath. The 1989 anniversary was sad. The 1999 was atrocious and a total trashing of both the site and the heritage.